A "defining post"

Over at Conversion Diary, Jen is asking bloggers to tell what they think is their defining post.

Impossible. I’ve written over 5,000 posts, most of them forgettable.

Some of the posts involving Dick Meyer columns might have been good, and their stream-of-consciousness layout maybe defines my writing here. It’s all what is in my head of a moment; 99% of what I write here is first-draft-rough-cut blowing off steam, confessing sins or just pondering.

Like, the time I found out I was losing my hearing

Or, when I took Buster out for a hamburger and he made my hair stand on end

Or, you know…when I groused about menopause or what a bad-tempered fool I can be. Perhaps those are the defining posts: intemperance, intemperance, intemperance. My affection for people who can step on other people’s necks if necessary.

There is no way to choose. The blog represents me at my best and my worst, my cleverest and my dullest, my most and least charitable, my most optimistic and most cynical; all laid out.

Read my blog and realize this girl will never be declared a saint. But -as the saying goes- she could maybe be a martyr, if you killed her quick.

Btw: Julie got married in a nightgown!. Heh. Gorgeous.

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  • cathyf

    Lordy, girl, your menopause post has me laughing so hard I’m crying and wetting my pants. I see it’s a few years old — can you give those of us entering that phase some hope that it will be over soon?

    I coined a phrase: “My Inner Bitch keeps slipping out of her choke chain!”

    [actually except for the one summer, it's been a very mild experience for me. Insomnia is the only thing I have bugging me. -admin]

  • Wendy

    I’m afraid it’s the blog about your warrior (vagina) that beats all, hands down. That, imho, is your defining post.

    [Heh. I forgot about that one. I was just thinking the one about the dog was it. :-) -admin]

  • http://www.justgrits.wordpress.com Obi’s Sister

    I’ve always liked Listen as one your best, besides the one where you sent me the book for my sillines (thank you again!), but then Wendy reminded of your Warrior Princess Xena girly-parts post. That one was truly outstanding and monitor-ruining. But in a good way, ;-).

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  • Piano Girl

    I can see I have some catch-up reading to do! Now that I’m back in school (with so many hours behind the wheel), I’m horribly behind! Loved Julie’s “nightgown ~ wedding gown” story! Will go back and re-read some of my favorites of your previous work over the weekend. Must drag my tired body to bed! :~)

  • DeLynn

    I don’t know that you would consider this one of your defining posts, but certainly one of my very favorites was the long one about President Bush (The Essential President Bush, I think). I loved that post.

    I searched for it tonight but couldn’t get to it—I kept getting back to the current page of your blog. Anyway, that, for me, will be one of your defining posts. :)

    [The Essential President Bush -admin]

  • Dagwood

    Just curious, Anchoress. Have any of your fine contributions ever led to an “instalanche”?

    [Sure, Glenn's always very nice about linking, but he's a very discerning fellow, which makes his links all the more valuable! :-) -admin]

  • Andy Waits

    Too many to mention and they all strengthen my wobbly faith. Mornuno. By the way I’ve been a clinical audiologist for 20 years so if you need advice let me know. You’re the best thing FT’s got going but not to diminish the other good articles by others but I go to you first thing every morning.
    Take care,
    Andy Waits

  • DeLynn

    Thanks for the link!

  • Sarah Kuvasz

    Dear Miss A,

    I’m all moved, although IU still have stuff in boxes. I thought your series on your brothers death was as well written, heartbreaking, and inspirational as anything ever written.